Washington, DC Is Open
The nation’s capital is open for business during a U.S. government shutdown. Get the latest info and discover the best things to see and do in DC.

Washington, DC is always open. That means even during a a U.S. government shutdown there’s still lots to explore, including the District’s lively neighborhoods, off-the-Mall museums, award-winning restaurants and thriving arts and culture scene. Our visitors guide to a government shutdown has it all: Find out what's affected, choose from plenty of exciting things to see and do during your visit and so much more. No politics. No power plays. No problem.